Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Selena Gomez gets wild in 'shocking' movie 'Spring Breakers' filmed in Sarasota
Selena Gomez has gone from Disney darling to wild child thanks to her shocking new movie "Spring Breakers," which had scenes filmed at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota in March.
The movie premieres at the Venice film festival on Wednesday.
Directed by Harmony Korine, it stars Gomez and fellow Disney graduate Vanessa Hudgens "as bikini-clad revellers on a drink- and drug-fuelled orgy of beach parties and pranks," according to Reuters.
"The camera zooms in on scantily clad teenagers gyrating to the music, local drug dealers snort cocaine from writhing, topless girls and mobsters cruise the streets of Florida in Lamborghinis in a hedonistic portrait of the 'American Dream'".
Gomez plays Faith, one of four wild young college students celebrating"spring break."
"Obviously I know that coming from Disney Channel gives you kind of a brand in a way," the 20-year-old told reporters in Venice after the movie was screened to the press.
"People do put a label on you. I know that I have younger fans, and this is an opportunity for myself to kind of grow. It is a little shocking, I think, for the younger audiences ... but I think it was right for me."
Selena Gomez shooting movie next week in Sarasota
'Spring Breakers' official site
—Photo of Selena Gomez playing to a standing room only crowd Oct. 10, 2011, at the Fresno Fair in Fresno, Calif. MCCLATCHY FILE PHOTO